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  • Number of sea arrivals in Greece hits half million mark

    news UNHCR, 20 Oct 2015 (6 years ago )
    GENEVA, Oct 20 (UNHCR) – Sea arrivals so far this year to Greece have now passed the half-million mark with the arrival yesterday on the Aegean Islands of nearly 8,000 people, the UN refugee agency said today. It added that the latest arrivals had taken the overall total to some 502,500 for this ...
  • Germany: Confronting challenges at end of the road

    news UNHCR, 20 Oct 2015 (6 years ago )
    BERLIN, Germany (UNHCR) – Selwa sighed heavily sitting on a mattress with Renham, her energetic seven-year old daughter. The farmer abandoned her treasured land, livestock, fruit trees and two elder children, to make the dangerous journey from the Ghouta suburbs outside the Syrian capital Damascus, ...
  • Turmoil and tragedy in Lesvos as sea arrivals surge, urgent support needed to rapidly improve reception

    news UNHCR, 16 Oct 2015 (6 years ago )
    Turmoil and tragedy in Lesvos as sea arrivals surge, urgent support needed to rapidly improve reception Briefing Notes, 16 October 2015 This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 16 October 2015, at ...
  • Seven people die off Lesvos as tensions flare at crowded reception facility

    news UNHCR, 16 Oct 2015 (6 years ago )
    GENEVA, Oct 16 (UNHCR) – Authorities in Greece have reported up to seven people were killed – four of them children – in a collision between a smuggling boat and a Greek Coast Guard vessel off the coast of Lesvos, the UN refugee agency said today. It added that UNHCR staff had also had to be evac...
  • UNHCR head thanks Greece, frontline islands, for improved response to continuing arrivals

    news UNHCR, 11 Oct 2015 (6 years ago )
    LESBOS, Greece (UNHCR) – In a weekend mission to the main EU entry point for nearly 450,000 refugees and migrants so far this year, UNHCR chief António Guterres witnessed the improved humanitarian response mounted by Greek local authorities and civil society while lamenting the continued lack of a l...
  • UNHCR head Guterres urges massive EU response to help Greece attend to refugees

    news UNHCR, 09 Oct 2015 (6 years ago )
    GENEVA, Oct 9 (UNHCR) – UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres today appealed to the European Union to provide "massive support" to Greece to meet the needs of up to 6,000 refugees arriving each day as winter looms across Europe. He stressed that Greek authorities alone were not able ...
  • High Commissioner Guterres to visit Greece

    news UNHCR, 09 Oct 2015 (6 years ago )
    This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Melissa Fleming – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing, on 9 October 2015, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. High Commissioner António Guterres is scheduled to begin a two and a half-day mission to Greece tomorro...
  • First group of asylum seekers relocated from Italy to Sweden

    news UNHCR, 09 Oct 2015 (6 years ago )
    ROME, Italy, Oct 9 (UNHCR) – A first group of 19 asylum seekers was relocated from Italy to Sweden today under an EU relocation scheme. The asylum seekers who arrived in Sicily by boat over the last few weeks were registered in Lampedusa and accepted to take part in the relocation scheme that wil...
  • Joint press conference opening remarks by António Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees

    news European Commission, 05 Oct 2015 (6 years ago )
    Joint press conference opening remarks by António Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees
  • Refugee emergency in Europe: UNHCR appeals for USD 128 million

    news UNHCR, 01 Oct 2015 (6 years ago )
    This year, over half a million people, the majority of them refugees, have crossed the Mediterranean Sea in search of safety in Europe. European countries have been struggling to deal with this influx of refugees and migrants. To respond to this emergency, UNHCR established a Special Mediterranean I...